Fulham reported to have signed Diarra

LOS ANGELES CA - AUGUST 05: Real Madrid players (L-R) Alvaro Arbeloa #2 Mahamadou Diarra #6 goalkeeper Iker Casillas #1 Ezequiel Marcelo Garay #19 Gonzalo Higuain #20 Alvaro Arbeloa #2 and Esteban Granero #24 pose for a photograph with local youth soccer players participating in the Adidas training on August 5 2010 in Westwood section of Los Angeles California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Adidas)

Despite no official confirmation from the club, the Daily Mail are reporting that Martin Jol has moved to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra on a six month contract.

There has been plenty of talk of the Malian signing for Fulahm for quite some time, the latest coming towards the end of the January transfer window. Nothing went through then, but the reports suggest a deal has now been struck which could well signal the end of Dickson Etuhu's career at Craven Cottage.

Jol has some minor doubts as to whether Diarra can adapt to the Premier League but he's sure that in the six months on the table, Diarra can prove his worth.

At 30, the former partner of Michael Essien at Lyon still has years left in him and, if the rumours are to be believed, this could be quite a coup for Fulham.

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